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83 Bible Verses About Gossip and Lies

Here are 83 Bible verses about gossip and lies from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Ephesians 4:29 KJV

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

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Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

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Proverbs 16:28 KJV

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

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Proverbs 21:23 KJV

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

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James 1:26 KJV

If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

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Proverbs 20:19 KJV

He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

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Matthew 12:36 KJV

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

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Psalms 101:5 KJV

Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

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Psalms 34:13 KJV

Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

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Titus 3:2 KJV

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

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Proverbs 18:8 KJV

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

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Proverbs 26:20 KJV

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

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Proverbs 11:13 KJV

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

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James 4:11 KJV

Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

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Proverbs 17:4 KJV

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

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Leviticus 19:16 KJV

Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.

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Exodus 23:1 KJV

Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

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1 Timothy 5:13 KJV

And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

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Romans 1:29 KJV

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

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Proverbs 10:18 KJV

He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

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Proverbs 17:9 KJV

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

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Exodus 20:16 KJV

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

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2 Timothy 2:16 KJV

But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

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Proverbs 19:5 KJV

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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James 3:8 KJV

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

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2 Corinthians 12:20 KJV

For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:

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Psalms 64:2-4 KJV

Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

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1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

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Ephesians 4:31 KJV

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

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Proverbs 26:22 KJV

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

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Proverbs 10:19 KJV

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

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1 Peter 4:15 KJV

But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.

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Proverbs 11:9 KJV

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

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Psalms 19:14 KJV

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

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Ephesians 4:15-16 KJV

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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Proverbs 19:9 KJV

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

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Proverbs 12:22 KJV

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

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Proverbs 18:21 KJV

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

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Psalms 141:3 KJV

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

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Psalms 31:18 KJV

Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

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Proverbs 25:23 KJV

The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

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Colossians 4:6 KJV

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

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Titus 2:2-3 KJV

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

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John 8:44 KJV

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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Proverbs 26:20-22 KJV

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

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Proverbs 13:3 KJV

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

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James 3:5 KJV

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

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Psalms 101:7 KJV

He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

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Matthew 7:1 KJV

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

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Proverbs 14:5 KJV

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

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1 Peter 2:1 KJV

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

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1 Timothy 4:2 KJV

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

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1 Peter 3:16 KJV

Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

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Colossians 3:8 KJV

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

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Psalms 58:3 KJV

The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

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Ephesians 4:25 KJV

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

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Nahum 3:1 KJV

Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;

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Matthew 7:12 KJV

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

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Jeremiah 6:28 KJV

They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

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Proverbs 26:28 KJV

A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

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Proverbs 26:17 KJV

He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

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Deuteronomy 13:14 KJV

Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;

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Ephesians 5:11 KJV

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

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Matthew 18:17 KJV

And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

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Proverbs 11:12 KJV

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

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Revelation 21:8 KJV

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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1 Timothy 5:19 KJV

Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

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Proverbs 30:8 KJV

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

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Revelation 2:2 KJV

I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

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Psalms 119:163 KJV

I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

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Genesis 3:13 KJV

And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

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Romans 1:29-30 KJV

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

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Zephaniah 3:13 KJV

The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

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Hosea 10:13 KJV

Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.

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Luke 6:31 KJV

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

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Colossians 3:9 KJV

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

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Hosea 7:3 KJV

They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies.

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Leviticus 19:11 KJV

Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

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Proverbs 12:5 KJV

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

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Hebrews 6:18 KJV

That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

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Proverbs 29:12 KJV

If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

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John 10:10 KJV

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

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